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Operation Identification

"Together for a Safer Community"

What is Operation Identification?

Operation Identification is a burglary/ theft prevention program. The Operation ID program involves engraving property with an identifying number, such as a license as a means of discouraging burglary and theft.

It also provides police with a way to identify property should it be stolen and recovered.

Mark These Possessions:

These items listed below are the most commonly stolen items from residences, businesses, cars or public areas.

• Laptop computers


• Digital cameras

• Camcorder or video recording devices

• DVD / Blu-Ray players

• Golf clubs and equipment

• Guitars and musical equipment

• Stereo equipment

• Cellular phones

• Anything else you feel is valuable should be marked

Operation Identification

Program Details

The Boston College Police Department offers this program through the Community Resource Officer (CRO) Program twice during each academic year.

The months of September and January/February have been designated as months this service is offered.

If you are interested in this progam at any other time during the year, please contact Lt. Postell at 617-552-4467.